Coverart for item
The Resource Normality : a critical genealogy, Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens

Normality : a critical genealogy, Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens

Label
Normality : a critical genealogy
Title
Normality
Title remainder
a critical genealogy
Statement of responsibility
Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The concept of normal is so familiar that it can be hard to imagine contemporary life without it. Yet the term entered everyday speech only in the mid-twentieth century. Before that, it was solely a scientific term used primarily in medicine to refer to a general state of health and the orderly function of organs. But beginning in the middle of the twentieth century, normal broke out of scientific usage, becoming less precise and coming to mean a balanced condition to be maintained and an ideal to be achieved. This book offers an intellectual and cultural history of what it means to be normal. It explores the history of how communities settle on any one definition of the norm, along the way analysing a fascinating series of case studies in fields as remote as anatomy, statistics, criminal anthropology, sociology, and eugenics. Cryle and Stephens argue that since the idea of normality is so central to contemporary disability, gender, race, and sexuality studies, scholars in these fields must first have a better understanding of the context for normality. This pioneering book moves beyond binaries to explore for the first time what it does -- and doesn't -- mean to be normal
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cryle, P. M.
Dewey number
302/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stephens, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Norm (Philosophy)
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Medicine
Target audience
adult
Label
Normality : a critical genealogy, Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-431) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The normal in nineteenth-century scientific thought -- The "normal state" in anatomical and physiological discourse of the 1820s and 1830s -- "Counting" in the French medical academy during the 1830s -- Rethinking medical statistics: distribution, deviation and type, 1840-1870 -- Measuring bodies and identifying racial types, c. 1860-1880 -- The dangerous person as a type: criminal anthropology, c. 1880-1900 -- Anthropometrics and the normal in Francis Galton's anthropological, statistical and eugenic research, c. 1870-1910 -- The dissemination of the normal in twentieth-century culture -- Sex and the normal person: sexology, psychoanalysis and sexual hygiene literature, 1870-1930 -- The object of normality: composite statues of the statistically average American man and woman, 1890-1945 -- Sex and statistics: the end of normality
Control code
50867374
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
440 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780226484051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 50867374
  • (Sirsi) 50867374
Label
Normality : a critical genealogy, Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-431) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The normal in nineteenth-century scientific thought -- The "normal state" in anatomical and physiological discourse of the 1820s and 1830s -- "Counting" in the French medical academy during the 1830s -- Rethinking medical statistics: distribution, deviation and type, 1840-1870 -- Measuring bodies and identifying racial types, c. 1860-1880 -- The dangerous person as a type: criminal anthropology, c. 1880-1900 -- Anthropometrics and the normal in Francis Galton's anthropological, statistical and eugenic research, c. 1870-1910 -- The dissemination of the normal in twentieth-century culture -- Sex and the normal person: sexology, psychoanalysis and sexual hygiene literature, 1870-1930 -- The object of normality: composite statues of the statistically average American man and woman, 1890-1945 -- Sex and statistics: the end of normality
Control code
50867374
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
440 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780226484051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 50867374
  • (Sirsi) 50867374

Library Locations

    • Ruth Faulkner Public Library - City of BelmontBorrow it
      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
Processing Feedback ...